Generational cohort among adults with a post-graduate degree by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults with a post-graduate degree by generational group

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who are…

Interpreting scriptureYounger MillennialOlder MillennialGeneration XBaby BoomerSilentGreatestSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally1%13%40%31%14%1%758
Word of God; not everything taken literally2%15%34%36%12%1%1,598
Word of God; other/don't know3%8%30%40%18%1%123
Not the word of God2%17%36%34%11%1%2,820
Other/don't know1%11%33%37%15%2%445
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